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Re: To Christophe (Uusisuom and Esperanto)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, May 3, 2001, 18:24
Feeling shooty today ....
>Hi Andreas, >Appreciate your insight & correction of my >misunderstanding. I guess I have not studied >linguistics formally, to the point to distinguish >between the notations you indicated above. Anyhow, >I'll take your word...
Actually, I'ven't studied linguistics formally either (which, as followers of another thread by like know, I pronounce [ajD@]). I'm rather lost on good books in English (I'm a Swede, afterall), but if you go to your local library you should be able to find a book or two that explains the basics of the IPA.
>Btw, speaking of notations, would you or anyone here >(eg, Yoon Ha!) be kind enough to send a "crash course" >of proper sound notating in linguistic terms? I see >the letters, some capitalized, some small, but haven't >got a good grasp on the difference.
Basically, the smaller letters have their "normal" pronounciations (for this purpose, most English vowels are abnormal!), while the capital ones represent similar sounds. Eg [t] is the "t"-sound of say "trill", while [T] is the "th"-sound of "thrill". If you take a look at you'll find the correspondence between normal IPA and the "X-SAMPA" ASCII-fication of it. Andreas Andreas _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at